Livability Awards

B+ Roy Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C Roy Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Utah
946% less expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Roy cost of living
A+ Roy Crime Total crime is 44% lower than Utah
Total crime
1,46043% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6943% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Roy crime
C- Roy Employment Household income is 3% higher than Utah
Median household income
$64,34916% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$22,81224% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Roy employment
B+ Roy Housing Home value is 30% lower than Utah
Median home value
$157,40015% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9371% lower than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Roy real estate or Roy rentals
F Roy Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Utah
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
30%38% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Roy K-12 schools

Living in Roy, UT

Roy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. The city has a population of 37,853 residents. Roy has a population density of 4,830 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 87%, the majority of the Roy population is White; this is followed by 2% Asian and 1% Black. Roy tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 31 is far below the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Roy might be a good fit as 80% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 51% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Roy could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Utah if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Roy, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment and more.

Roy, UT receives 73 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #48 in Utah and #6,758 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Roy has received high marks for amenities (B+), crime (A) and housing (B+). There are some categories that Roy scores poorly for, including: education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Roy on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Roy has a violent crime rate of 128 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Roy apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Roy real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Roy. The median home price for Roy homes is $157,400, which is 29.9% lower than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Roy, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 30.6% lower than the Utah average. Real estate appreciation rates in Roy are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Roy homes comes in at 18.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.2%.

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      The best thing about Roy, UT is the winter. I love the snow, the beautiful scenery, cross-country skiing and just the nostalgic feeling of being in the snow. I know the snow is not for everyone, but we do get all four seasons here. The summers are mild making it manageable to be outside.

      I usually spend most of my time outside in the summer hiking and getting my exercise. I love all kinds of sports, so I try to stay active skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. If you are a history buff, you may like the railroad museum or the aviation museum. We also have a children's museum that is guaranteed to entertain the little ones.

      We don't have a lot of restaurants outside of the commercialized places to eat, but there are a few gems that might be appealing. If you like specialty hotdogs, I recommend That Hot Dog Place for a quick bite to eat.
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      Source: The Roy, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).